Cayman News Service
Well being Minister Sabrina Turner at the press briefing

(CNS): Overall health Minister Sabrina Turner mentioned at Thursday’s press briefing that individuals who have tested beneficial for the SARS-CoV-2 virus who go away isolation ahead of obtaining an official PCR exit check, irrespective of how extended they have been in quarantine, will be prosecuted. All those who have remaining isolation without having having the official examination are staying egocentric, Turner claimed.

The minister reported those people in quarantine are not no cost to leave home until they have obtained an formal negative outcome, and that folks have to comply with the techniques they are unable to self-release, as that is a violation of the rules.

There have been indications that some individuals, annoyed by the program, had taken a lateral move check and then absent about their organization and experienced unsuccessful to turn up for the formal exit test.

Turner reported that govt has a list of all individuals in quarantine as a outcome of becoming constructive and would occur just after people who flout the restrictions and place the community at threat. She claimed there could nevertheless be lethal implications because of the speedy unfold of the virus.

“We are conscious that persons took them selves out of isolation… with out reporting to the exit PCR screening web site,” she stated. “Let me warn absolutely everyone who has performed this that you are in violation of the General public Wellness Regulation and you could still be constructive, carrying a large viral load, and you are putting the public and on your own at great possibility and you are just outright selfish.”

The minister continued, “I am warning you, if you never present up by tomorrow, you will be described to the law enforcement for prosecution.”

Turner claimed that federal government was currently being versatile in decisions but public basic safety was at the coronary heart of the techniques.

“Public Wellness is behind, sure I know, and a lot of of you are critical of them,” she claimed, ahead of referring to the office as “my Public Health”, who she claimed were being doing the job extremely really hard, despite the criticisms.

As she concluded her reviews, Turner mentioned she was involved that individuals were being establishing an mind-set in the direction of the pandemic of not caring and ended up putting the whole neighborhood at chance.

Addressing employers who not spending workers members who are ill, even warning them not to report their position to Community Wellness and threatening to hearth them if they do so, the minister warned them that reporting a favourable examination is necessary and not an option. “Being COVID-good would make you a general public wellness danger,” she said. “We have to keep on being fully commited to adhering to the laws.”

Turner also discovered that on Cayman Brac, enforcement of social distancing and other protocols would be stepped up and there would be additional accessibility to vaccines, specified the increase in transmission on that island, the place a sizeable variety of elderly and susceptible folks stay.

Just after the push meeting and numerous requests more than the last 7 days, Public Well being officials released additional up-to-day figures on the big number of positive COVID-19 cases noted this week. There ended up 850 new good scenarios on Monday and Tuesday, which include 14 circumstances on the Sister Islands.

With an believed 4,000 individuals in isolation and a fantastic a lot of people needing a PCR examination to verify a good LFT or for exit tests, Public Health and fitness is stretched to its limits.

Government has now expanded the testing programme and has moved the everyday wander-in clinic from the South Audio Local community Centre to a push-via provider at the Truman Bodden Athletics Advanced parking whole lot, beginning Friday, 21 January. The new travel-through clinic will be for exit screening and confirmation PCR next constructive lateral movement exams.

“We are aware of the weighty traffic of people necessitating PCR assessments at the South Audio Neighborhood Centre and have been operating on assuaging this problem by determining a additional suitable place,” claimed Dr Medical Officer of Health Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“After the effective launch of the new generate-as a result of clinic at Truman Bodden Athletics Advanced parking lot earlier this week, we have established that this web page satisfies the desires of this each day testing clinic and makes it possible for for superior group regulate, a additional streamlined procedure for people as they will be analyzed from the convenience of their car.”

Public Wellbeing directed PCR screening clinics are as follows:

Isolation/Quarantine Exit PCR Tests Centres – Open Day by day

  • Truman Bodden Sporting activities Elaborate (parking lot generate-via) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports Intricate – 10am – 12pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 10am – 12pm

Favourable LFT Affirmation PCR Screening Centres – Open up Every day

  • Truman Bodden Athletics Sophisticated (parking great deal push-thru) – 7am – 10am
  • Ed Bush Sports Sophisticated – 1 – 2pm
  • Bodden Town Civic Centre – 1 – 2pm

Individuals who take a look at optimistic with a LFT must isolate immediately, report the result listed here and go to the future readily available designated HSA clinic for your PCR exam. This affirmation PCR check is a Public Overall health requirement. 

Final results will condition “Not legitimate for travel”. These confirmation checks are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Hospital, COVID clinic, or any private establishment. Persons who require PCR or certified LFT for outbound travel or other optional screening should show up at the clinic at 131 Centre MacLendon Push.

Religion Hospital in Cayman Brac will deliver exit screening for licensed LFTs at the Aston Rutty Centre Professional medical Wing on Friday, 21 January, from 9am – 3pm for all those suitable to exit quarantine based on the new changes to governing administration restrictions.

Accredited LFTs are CI$25 and folks currently being examined can spend by dollars, credit score or debit card. Check final results will be availbale in around 1 hour.

Folks in Very little Cayman can call the Minor Cayman Clinic at 948-0072 to routine an appointment.

Men and women attending the generate-by way of have to bring their photo ID along with the QR code that will be supplied in the e mail as evidence of payment. 

Anyone paying money can visit the clinic at 131 MacLendon Drive spot between 7:30am and 12pm, as the drive-through location is for pre-paid prospects only.

The minimum age for the accredited LFT exit testing is five a long time kids underneath 5 are not necessary to be analyzed.

See the new polices that arrived into impact final night time here.

Enjoy the press convention on CIGTV beneath: